→ node [[social-coop]]

social coop

  • [[go]] social.coop
  • [[loomio]] https://www.loomio.org/socialcoop/
  • [[mastodon]] https://social.coop/web/
  • This is the email I got when I joined:
    • Thanks for your interest in joining social.coop; your application for membership has been approved!
    • To set up your account on the social.coop Mastodon, click this link. Once your account is set up, you’ll automatically be following the social.coop admin account. For your first toot, please write an introduction post that includes [[introduction]] and any other hashtags of things that interest you!
    • Then, if you have not already, **please set up your subscription payment on OpenCollective via **this link. The fee is sliding scale $1-10/month, and setting up payments on an annual rather than monthly cycle saves our co-op a bit in terms of transaction fees.
    • Our instance is democratically governed by its members, which now includes you! To be an effective co-operative, it's important that members participate in its governance by generally keeping informed on the goings on and strategic direction of social.coop. To take part, please request to join the members Loomio group** via this link. Note: **when you register on Loomio, please include your Social.Coop username so we can recognize your as a member.
    • You’re getting this email from me because I’m the member of the Community Working Group Operations Team who is on-call this week. Feel free to follow up if you have any issues; my handle on the instance is @Matt_Noyes.
  • [[bylaws]] https://social.coop/terms

From the wiki:

What?: Social.coop is is an experiment in user-controlled social media. It is a community hub for people interested in co-ops and development of free/libre social media - these define the common core field of discussion, though they are far from the only things discussed.

We primarily run a [[Mastodon]] social media server: one node in the [[Fediverse]], a federated network of social media applications which communicate using the [[Activity Pub]] and [[OStatus]] protocols.

Why?: What distinguishes us from most other social media there is that we are both funded and governed by our members: we are a co-operative. The organisation and running of the site is accountable to its members, and not only will we not be monetising our users by selling their data to third parties, but they decide what we do.

https://social.coop is the home page for the Mastodon server. I'm a member, my Mastodon account is @bmann@social.coop.

[[Open Collective]] is what they use to collect funds https://opencollective.com/socialcoop.

They use [[Loomio]] for organizational discussion and decision making https://www.loomio.org/socialcoop/

To join, fill out the application form. The main thing it asks for:

In up to 500 characters (the maximum length of a toot on Mastodon), can you tell us a bit about yourself? For instance, why you wish to join social.coop, and what hopes or aspirations you have for the site and/or your participation? We’d like to build a picture of how our members want to use the site.



The [[Mastodon]] instance that I use. Run co-operatively, kind of has a focus on coop related stuff.

⥱ context
⟴ stoa
public document at stoa.anagora.org/p/social-coop